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    The Ketogenic Diet: How Avoiding The Fear of Fat Can Help Improve Your Health

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      What is the Keto Diet? The Ketogenic Diet is a very low carbohydrate (<20g / day), high fat, normal protein intake diet. The diet induces the human body to produce energy in a different pathway than it normally does. Rather than using sugar (glucose) as the main source of energy, the Ketogenic Diet tricks our bodies into thinking it is in a fasting state and shifts our metabolism into a new mode of production. It creates ketone bodies –…

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    Paleolithic Diet: How To Eat Like Our Ancestors In A Modern World

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    Full disclosure: I practice a Paleo lifestyle and am pretty biased. I have never felt better than when I’m following a Paleo diet. Despite this, I approached researching the Paleolithic Diet with an objective mind and have kept it grounded in statistical data. Compared to the Mediterranean Diet- which was heavily based on cohort and prospective studies- I was surprised to find a number of randomized controlled trials conducted on different populations of patients consuming a Paleolithic diet. The research…

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    The Mediterranean Diet: The Health Benefits You Need To Know About

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    The Mediterranean Diet has been studied extensively for its proposed health benefits and improvement in overall longevity. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what types of foods are part of the Mediterranean Diet and what research is saying about its’ effects on mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.   What is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean Diet is a model based on traditional foods consumed in the basin of the Mediterranean. The diet is typically comprised of:        …

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    Kombucha: What’s All The Fizz About?

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    Fermented foods and beverages have been gaining popularity on the grocery shelves. Familiar fermented foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, dry fermented sausage, yogurt, cheese, kombucha, olives and miso.  Surprisingly, Kombucha isn’t new. There have been reports of this fermented tea being consumed in China 2000 years ago! Unfortunately, despite the historical consumption of Kombucha, there have been few human studies designed on the benefits and risks of consumption. The studies that have been performed have been in cell dishes or…

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